|Kevin Maddock's Rod-pod set up - complete with|
GardnerTackle rod rests
Three young lads passed by my swim and I could see them smirking at the tackle I was using; I was rather hoping that they'd throw me a few quid to get some new stuff! They probably have no idea as to the historic significance of the items on view. There was an original Kevin Maddock's rod pod, a Steve Neville (proto-type bite alarm - 1993), my cherished Match Aerial centre pin and an ABU Cardinal 44X (I paid 22s 6d in 1970 - that's £1 12 1/2 p) plus my original bed chair, complete with Dave Preston (Preston Innovations Ltd) leg extensions. Each and every item still very serviceable and doing the job I wanted.
|My cherished, and rather tatty, Match Aerial centre pin|
|A Steve Neville proto-type bite alarm|
Around 1993 - I got a pair from Bob Henderson who was
then fishing at Wilstone alongside Alan Wilson - Happy days!
|ABU Cardinal 44X|